Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is monitoring Pacific walruses resting on Alaska's northwest coast. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros ...

Zinke seeks more state wildlife management on federal lands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is calling for states to be primary managers of wildlife and fish on federal lands within his department unless federal law specifically supersed...

NTSB report offers little insight into Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska sightseeing airplane was flying toward its home base when it crashed earlier this month on a mountainside in Denali National Park, killing all five people aboard, ac...

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest — an aftershock of the first. A magnitude 6...

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of a small airplane that crashed on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. ...

US wildlife officials eye ongoing Alaska seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials are documenting a seabird die-off stretching hundreds of miles along the coast of Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seabird biol...

Mountain ranger recounts search for crashed plane at Denali

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The deaths of five people in an airplane crash in Alaska's Denali National Park were confirmed by a mountain ranger who flew to the site while hanging from a rope under a heli...

Search resumes for airplane crashed in Denali National Park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A search resumed Monday for an airplane that crashed on a mountain ridge in Alaska's Denali National Park. The National Park Service says the sightseeing fli...

Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bears

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters. ...

Boy, woman die in separate Alaska hiking accidents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two people hiking in southern Alaska died in separate Independence Day accidents. A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday morning when he was struck by falling rock ...

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft. The Bureau of Land Management says someone stole a 100-pound (45.4-kilogram) mam...

Airplanes collide in Alaska; searchers head for wreckage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say two airplanes collided in the skies over Alaska north of Anchorage. Alaska State Troopers shortly after noon Wednesday were notified of the c...

Federal agency pegs $4M for Arctic refuge infrastructure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Interior Department plans to spend $4 million in the section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where petroleum drilling may be allowed. Interior Sec...

Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The International Maritime Organization has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. The IMO accepted routes propose...

Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state's finest seafood — and fis...